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Debenhams is in administration again, Irish stores to close for good

Debenhams is in administration again, Irish stores to close for good

Debenhams officially filed for administration on Thursday in a widely flagged move to protect it from the worst effects of the coronavirus crisis. It's the second time in a year the chain has gone into administration.
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60 Boots stores to shut for now as it focuses on core essentials

60 Boots stores to shut for now as it focuses on core essentials

Boots has announced that it will temporarily close 60 of its stores, despite it being allowed to operate them due to the essential nature of some of the products it sells.
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Westfield managers take pay cut, company's credit rating cut

Westfield managers take pay cut, company's credit rating cut

Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield has announced pay cuts of between 20% and 25% for its senior execs with the unpaid salaries and fees being used to support efforts to fight the coronavirus in the countries in which it operates.
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Warpaint takes coronavirus hit, cuts costs, working towards Christmas season

Warpaint takes coronavirus hit, cuts costs, working towards Christmas season

Warpaint London, the specialist beauty products maker and owner of the W7 and Technic brands, has issued another coronavirus update showing how much of an impact the pandemic is having.
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HanesBrands, Dick’s Sporting Goods and Ulta start furloughs due to coronavirus closures

HanesBrands, Dick’s Sporting Goods and Ulta start furloughs due to coronavirus closures

As store closures related to the Covid-19 crisis drag on, the list of North American retailers announcing furloughs continues to grow, with the latest announcements coming from some big names.
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Givaudan sees coronavirus creating hunger for soap, snacks

Givaudan sees coronavirus creating hunger for soap, snacks

Swiss fragrance and flavour maker Givaudan said demand for soap, shampoo and snacks would drive sales in April as people stock up during the coronavirus pandemic after like-for-like sales rose 5.
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Nail care is the UK's ‘lipstick effect’ in Covid-19 crisis, French brands benefit

Nail care is the UK's ‘lipstick effect’ in Covid-19 crisis, French brands benefit

The UK’s online sales of nail products are rising during the Covid-19 lockdown, NPD Group said on Wednesday, as consumers still long for their treats and beauty continues to be seen as an affordable way to achieve this. 
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UK footfall uptick last weekend is worrying trend says Springboard

UK footfall uptick last weekend is worrying trend says Springboard

It may come as no surprise that footfall in the UK declined sharply in late March, but it's worrying that it moved up again last Saturday and Sunday as UK consumers looked for something to do in the warm weather.
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Beauty brand Margaret Dabbs London sells stake, plans global expansion

Beauty brand Margaret Dabbs London sells stake, plans global expansion

Beauty treatment brand Margaret Dabbs London has sold a minority stake to Best World International in a deal brokered by Cavendish Corporate Finance and worth £27.7 million. 
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Loungewear, future holidays are key for fashion consumers browsing at home

Loungewear, future holidays are key for fashion consumers browsing at home

Loungewear, active clothing, lingerie and swim are key focuses for consumers under lockdown as they seek comfort while working (and working out) at home and also look forward to post-lockdown holidays.
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Superdrug launches same-day delivery service

Superdrug launches same-day delivery service

As the UK enters its third week of national lockdown, Superdrug unveils a new same-day courier service to meet the urgent needs of customers during the pandemic. 
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Lindex owner Stockmann to file for corporate restructuring

Lindex owner Stockmann to file for corporate restructuring

Stockmann's parent company is filing for corporate restructuring as cash flows are dented by the coronavirus. But its department stores and its Lindex chain won't be affected, the company said on Monday.
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Debenhams confirms administration plan to protect it during lockdown

Debenhams confirms administration plan to protect it during lockdown

Debenhams has confirmed its plan for a second administration filing in a year with the company saying on Monday that it has filed a notice of intent to appoint an administrator.
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Retailer alert: UK consumer confidence dives as lockdown goes on says GfK

Retailer alert: UK consumer confidence dives as lockdown goes on says GfK

GfK only issued its regular monthly consumer confidence report last week, but on Monday it added that confidence has dived with a new reading of -34 by the end of last month. In March 2019, it was -13.
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New administration filing: is Debenhams about to act?

New administration filing: is Debenhams about to act?

Debenhams is believed to be preparing a second administration filing and has missed a pension top-up payment as the coronavirus pandemic continues to devastate the UK retail sector. 
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Paul & Joe Beauté to launch a playfully daring line of makeup for the summer

Paul & Joe Beauté to launch a playfully daring line of makeup for the summer

Paul & Joe Beauté, which is looking forward to the summer season with great expectations, has presented a daring collection designed to resist searing temperatures.
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